An example dialogue with ideas for exploring the concept of culture.
Concept activities using dialogues
Sample teacher-led dialogues. Here, rather than providing an activity, contributors will talk us through the sorts of focused dialogue they might have with children to intruduce a concept or follow up a whole-class discussion in which the dialogue is raised.
Constructed dialogues. Another way to explore concepts and philosophical questions that arise out of clusters of concepts is by giving pupils short dialogues to read that focus on a particular concept or a cluster of related concepts. This might put pupils a step closer to responding reflectively in an open dialogue by presenting them with and a clear, concise focus for their attention and analysis. Sample dialogues can be used in the same way as the sets of questions to ‘dig deeper’ into a concept.
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A story with comprehensive background notes and activities to explore the concepts of rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities.
A open-ended dialogue about sharing and fairness. A group of teenagers are planning a hiking trip. How should they share the load?
A recorded dialogue to show how young children use, through play, their knowledge and understanding of fairy tale characters and how their conversation can help to develop their thinking.